The Art of Illustrating the Impossible: Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu through the eyes of Kees van Dongen

Auteurs

  • Charlotte Vrielink Université Radboud

DOI :

https://doi.org/10.18352/relief.952

Mots-clés :

intermediality, book illustration, iconography, Marcel Proust, Kees van Dongen

Résumé

Since the publication of Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-1927), multiple artists have taken up the challenge of visualizing his modernist magnum opus. In this article, I will discuss the interpretation of Dutch artist Kees van Dongen, who created 77 illustrations for a luxury edition published by Gallimard in 1947. By looking at the way Van Dongen visualized different forms of art, I will argue that Van Dongen’s interpretation is more artistically interesting than has been asserted before, as there are many intertextual and even intermedial references and practices to be found in Van Dongen’s aquarelles.

Biographie de l'auteur

Charlotte Vrielink, Université Radboud

Charlotte Vrielink is a Research Master student in Literary Studies at Radboud University, Nijmegen. Her research interests lie in the material and spatial turn in 19th- and 20th-century French literature, most notably an ecocritical and ecopoetic approach to the works of Marcel Proust.

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Publié

2017-06-27

Comment citer

Vrielink, C. (2017) « The Art of Illustrating the Impossible: Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu through the eyes of Kees van Dongen », Relief: Revue Électronique de Littérature Francaise, 11(1), p. 66–81. doi: 10.18352/relief.952.

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I. Trésors de la Collection Koopman